Michael Jackson

A guy writing an unauthorized biography for Michael Jackson put out a nasty rumor about the King of Pop, saying that he was 95% blind in one eye, was fighting for his life, and that he needed a lung transplant. And British tabloid, The Sun, assisted with the distribution of said rumor and every major media outlet in the world caught on to it and spread it around the internet. Well, none of that ish is true, according to a rep for MJ, who said:

“Concerning this author’s allegations, we would hope in the future that legitimate media will not continue to be exploited by such an obvious attempt to promote this unauthorized ‘biography. The writer’s wild allegations concerning Mr. Jackson’s health are a total fabrication,” the statement continued.

Damn this recession! People will do ANYTHING for a check these days.